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“Close encounters of the technological kind : How unregulated technologies cashed in on Covid-19”. Head of International Keith Oliver, and Legal researcher Amalia Neenan discuss in Global Data Review

As a response to the pandemic, facial recognition has been deployed in various countries as a way to stem the rate of transmission. For example, it has been most controversially used to track quarantine evaders and to gauge elevated temperatures in crowds in states such as Russia and China. The UK has similarly jumped on the bandwagon. Facial recognition technology that has previously been used to track terrorists has now been adapted and repurposed for fever detection. Read more